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EU's Juncker pushes for preliminary deal on Greek bailout by April 7

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BRUSSELS The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday euro zone lenders and Greece should reach a technical deal before a meeting of euro zone finance ministers on April 7.

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Greece's primary surplus in 2016 higher than forecast - EU official 24 Mar 2017

BRUSSELS Euro zone lenders estimate Greece had a primary surplus between 2 and 3 percent of its gross domestic product last year, much higher than the target set under its bailout programme and more than previously forecast, an EU official told Reuters on Friday.

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Greece to support Rome EU declaration, but wants backing on labour reforms 24 Mar 2017

ATHENS Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union's 60th birthday but needs the bloc's backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labour reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of an EU Summit in Rome.

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Senior German ministers bicker over more money for Greece, EU 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany's finance minister on Friday criticised his own government's foreign minister for saying more money should be given to Greece and the European Union, as differences between the two parties in the ruling coalition bubble up six months before an election.

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Keys to the future? How to read EU's Rome declaration 23 Mar 2017

BRUSSELS/ROME "Europe is our common future," European Union leaders will declare in Rome on Saturday, in a grand statement of ambition they hope can hold the bloc together following the shock loss of major power Britain.

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Greek objections mar preparations for EU's 60th birthday 23 Mar 2017

BRUSSELS Greece has stuck to its objections to a declaration to mark the European Union's 60th anniversary, officials in Brussels and Athens said on Thursday, a potentially embarrassing setback for the bloc as it seeks to rebuild unity ahead of Brexit.

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Greece eyes bailout deal with lenders within April 22 Mar 2017

ATHENS Greece said on Wednesday it hopes for a deal with its international lenders within the month of April and is working to bridge differences on labour, pension and energy reforms.

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Philip Morris to invest 300 millon euros in Greece for smoke-free product 22 Mar 2017

ATHENS Marlboro maker Philip Morris will invest 300 million euros (260.09 million pounds)in its Greek unit Papastratos to convert the cigarette plant into a maker of tobacco sticks for its smokeless IQOS product, executives said on Thursday.

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Greece's lenders among targets of intercepted booby-trapped parcels - police 21 Mar 2017

ATHENS The European Central Bank and two senior euro zone officials were among the intended targets of booby-trapped packages intercepted by Greek authorities on Monday, security sources said on Tuesday.

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Greece won't last in euro zone in long-run - Bavarian finance minister 21 Mar 2017

BERLIN Greece will not last in the eurozone in the long run and officials working on a review of its bailout package should prepare for such a possibility, a senior member of the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said. | Video

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